Archive for the ‘Personal Computing’ Category

Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Use your media bay to add 12 Gbps SAS SSD drives to your server

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Supermicro CSE-M14TQC Use your media bay to add 12 Gbps SAS SSD drives to your server Do you have a computer server, workstation or mini-tower PC that needs to have more 2.5" form factor hard disk drive (HDD), solid state device (SSD) or hybrid flash drives added yet no expansion ...

Data Protection Gumbo = Protect Preserve and Serve Information

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Data Protection Gumbo = Protect Preserve and Serve Information Recently I was invited to be a guest on the podcast Data Protection Gumbo hosted by Demetrius Malbrough (@dmalbrough). ...

Server storage I/O Intel NUC nick knack notes – First impressions

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Server storage I/O Intel NUC nick knack notes - First impressions This is the first of a two-part (part II here) series of my experiences (and impressions) using an Intel NUC ( a 4th generation model) for various things about cloud, virtual, physical and software defined server storage I/O networking. The ...

Server storage I/O Intel NUC nick knack notes – Second impressions

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Server storage I/O Intel NUC nick knack notes - Second impressions This is the second of a two-part series about my first and second impressions of the Intel NUC (Next Unit Computing). In the first post (here) I give an overview and my first impressions while in this post lets ...

DIY converged server software defined storage on a budget using Lenovo TS140

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Attention DIY Converged Server Storage Bargain Shoppers Software defined storage on a budget with Lenovo TS140 Recently I put together a two-part series of some server storage I/O items to get a geek for a gift (read part I here and part II here) that also contain items that can be used ...

Server Storage I/O Cables Connectors Chargers & other Geek Gifts

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Server Storage I/O Cables Connectors Chargers & other Geek Gifts This is part one of a two part series for what to get a geek for a gift, read part two here. It is that time of the year when annual predictions are made for the upcoming year, including those that will ...

Part II 2014 Server Storage I/O Geek Gift ideas

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Part II 2014 Server Storage I/O Geek Gift ideas This is part two of a two part series for what to get a geek for a gift, read part one here. KVM switch Not to be confused with a software defined network (SDN) switch for the KVM virtualization hypervisor, how about the other ...

November 2014 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter

Monday, November 24th, 2014

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Lenovo ThinkServer TD340 StorageIO lab Review

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Lenovo ThinkServer TD340 Server and StorageIO lab Review Earlier this year I did a review of the Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 in the StorageIO Labs (see the review here), in fact I ended up buying a TS140 after the review, and a few months back picked up another one. This StorageIOlab ...

July 2014 Server and StorageIO Update newsletter

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Server and StorageIO Update newsletter - July 2014 ...

AWS adds Zocalo Enterprise File Sync Share and Collaboration

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

AWS adds Zocalo Enterprise File Sync Share and Collaboration In case you missed it today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced Zocalo an enterprise class storage and file sharing service. As you might have guessed, by being file sync and share of cloud storage Zocalo can be seen as a competitor or ...

Part II: What I did with Lenovo TS140 in my Server and Storage I/O Review

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Part II: Lenovo TS140 Server and Storage I/O Review This is the second of a two-part post series on my recent experiences with a Lenovo TS140 Server, you can read part I here. What Did I do with the TS140 After initial check out in an office type environment, I moved the ...

Data Protection Diaries: March 31 World Backup Day is Restore Data Test Time

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

World Backup Day Generating Awareness About Data Protection This World Backup Day piece is part of my ongoing Data Protection Diaries series of posts (www.dataprotecitondiaries.com) about trends, strategies, tools and best practices spanning applications, archiving, backup/restore, business continuance (BC), business resiliency (BR), cloud, data footprint reduction (DFR), security, servers, storage ...

StorageIO data infrastructure industry vendors links page updated with over 1,200 entries

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

StorageIO data infrastructure industry vendors links page updated with over 1,200 entries Is your company, organization or one that you are a fan of, or represent listed on the StorageIO industry links page? The StorageIO industry links page has been updated with over thousand different industry related companies, vendors, vars, trade ...